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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by SaintsBro I still don't quite understand why the Dolphins would do this. I understand why the Saints would, but the Dolphins side makes no sense to me. Smashmouth said it best with the tank going over the ...

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Old 09-03-2019, 10:59 AM   #51
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Re: Dolphins Trade LB Kiko Alonso to Saints

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I still don't quite understand why the Dolphins would do this. I understand why the Saints would, but the Dolphins side makes no sense to me.

Smashmouth said it best with the tank going over the cliff. LMAO


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Old 09-03-2019, 01:35 PM   #52
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I still don't quite understand why the Dolphins would do this. I understand why the Saints would, but the Dolphins side makes no sense to me.
I guess the bottom line was that they didn't have a spot for him with the change of defensive philosophy, which puts more DBs on the field instead of customary three LBs.

Also, the young LB in their roster was viewed as a straight replacement if not an upgrade over him.

Dolphins were probably going to cut him if they couldn't have found a trading partner. With the trade they only have to pay 1M$ of his salary and are off the hook while also getting a promising young ST contributor in exchange.

It wasn't a bad deal for Miami even though it might seem like it from our point of view.
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My only real concern here is that he has a reputation for dirty hits, which could be disastrous for us. All it takes is one personal foul penalty to really help an opposing offense on a drive.
Sometimes that is a lockeroom thing... We are talking about a locker room that once condoned the likes of Richie Incognito, as well as Ndamukong Suh.
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I guess the bottom line was that they didn't have a spot for him with the change of defensive philosophy, which puts more DBs on the field instead of customary three LBs.

Also, the young LB in their roster was viewed as a straight replacement if not an upgrade over him.

Dolphins were probably going to cut him if they couldn't have found a trading partner. With the trade they only have to pay 1M$ of his salary and are off the hook while also getting a promising young ST contributor in exchange.

It wasn't a bad deal for Miami even though it might seem like it from our point of view.
Dolphins LB was looked as "upgrade" over Alonso? What's this guy's name?
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Dolphins LB was looked as "upgrade" over Alonso? What's this guy's name?
Starts with an E, it was a mouthful.
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Old 09-03-2019, 05:57 PM   #56
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I guess the bottom line was that they didn't have a spot for him with the change of defensive philosophy, which puts more DBs on the field instead of customary three LBs.

Also, the young LB in their roster was viewed as a straight replacement if not an upgrade over him.

Dolphins were probably going to cut him if they couldn't have found a trading partner. With the trade they only have to pay 1M$ of his salary and are off the hook while also getting a promising young ST contributor in exchange.

It wasn't a bad deal for Miami even though it might seem like it from our point of view.
He asked to be traded.
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Old 09-04-2019, 01:54 AM   #57
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Re: Dolphins Trade LB Kiko Alonso to Saints

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He asked to be traded.
And when that happens its usually better to move that guy and get something, anything, in return rather than having to cut someone that has become a disruption.
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